Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12.00pm
By Guy Kesteven, What Mountain Bike
This unit offers serious power in a highly tunable twin-headed setup, but it’s not the sleekest or lightest.
The three ultra-bright Cree XM-L U2 LEDs on each side mean a vast amount of raw power, with swappable 19-, 25- or 42-degree lenses that conﬁgure the split between long-reaching spot and super-wide ﬂood.
The big handlebar remote switch can be set in default hi/lo mode or in a six-step ‘Expert’ mode, with a slow, eye-friendly transition between levels. The sheer amount of light meant we sometimes had to throttle the power back to stop distracting bounce-back on wet nights.
The large battery bag has enough power for proper epic rides, but looks more like the cell off a £100 light than a £500 set, and with the remote switch it’s no lightweight.
Also, the ﬂip-over clamp for the O-ring mount can be awkward to undo, although it’s certainly secure once you’ve thrown the switch.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.
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